28 May 2013 Expression

What do you think Hugh Laurie’s expression is saying? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

Hugh Laurie


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. http://stubridget.harcourts.co.nz/ SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World. www.MicroExpressions.co.nz, www.facebook.com/sdlmicroexpressions & www.StuDunn.com Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force. www.QianLiDao.co.nz
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3 Responses to 28 May 2013 Expression

  1. Ginger says:

    Are you completely off your rocker???

  2. kitty says:

    that is one fucked up hair cut

  3. SDL says:

    Love the comments – both here and on Facebook ;-). For those of you interested, here’s the FACS codes: 1C+4C+5C+L12B+R12A+52B+61B

    On the codes alone, this could look like a nervous distress covered with a slight smile. Sadness is seen in the 1 (inner eyebrow raise) and 4 (lowering of the brow) – with the 5 (raising of the upper eyelid) adding a slight fear aspect. The uneven smile (12) could indicate mild contempt or a masking smile to cover other felt emotions.

    I believe that anyone suggesting sadness, fear or contempt is on the money 😉 In saying this, the expression could also be posed for the camera – this is the danger of making assessments from still images – we lack the context. This could also be indicating disbelief.

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